What is Tracheal suction?

Category: Procedures


Tracheal suctioning is a type of procedure done to maintain an airway by removing secretions and mucous from the windpipe or lower airway .

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tracheal suction

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently having Tracheal suction

Dosage Patients
four times daily 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tracheal suction.